Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 5/25/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Chicago Sky
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Chicago Sky (2-1) play the Atlanta Dream (1-2) at Wintrust Arena on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Dream took the court against the Indiana Fever and walked away with a win by a score of 83-79 in their last game. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 40.0% field goal percentage (30 of 75) and converted 11 of their 22 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Dream converted 12 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to rebounding, they earned a total of 27 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 20 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 46.3% from the floor on 31 out of 67 shooting. Indiana doled out 6 dimes and had but couldn't earn a steal. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Indiana finished the contest at 84.6% from the free throw line by making 11 of 13 attempts. They also converted 6 of 18 attempts from 3-point range.
Chennedy Carter is one player who came through in the game. She had 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting. She was on the court for 31:38 minutes and also pulled down 1 board. Carter finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor and earned 4 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Dream was Courtney Williams. She had 5 rebounds in her 30:58 minutes played. She finished the game at 42.9% from the field in the game by shooting 6-of-14 (16 points). When the game finished, Williams had 4 assists.
Atlanta heads into this one with a mark of 1-2 for the campaign. They average 75.7 points per outing (11th in basketball) while going 38.4% from the field. The Dream are connecting on 34.5% on three-point shots (19 of 55) and 68.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 29.3 rebounds per game and has 50 dimes on the season, which is 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 21.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Dream are able to force 20.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. The Dream are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.4% (60 of 58) and they concede 41.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 4th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 58 conceded for the year. They are giving up 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 6th in the league in opponents PPG (80.7).
In their last game, the Chicago Sky took a defeat with a final score of 93-85 against the New York Liberty. The Sky earned 25 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 12 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. The Liberty had 17 fouls for this contest which took the Sky to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 86.7%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Chicago made 6 of their 12 tries (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sky finished 33 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7%. The Sky allowed the Liberty to convert 36 of their 73 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.3% in this contest. They shot 50.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 14 of 28 and finished the contest at 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). In reference to rebounds, Chicago allowed New York to get 40 in total (12 offensive).
Diamond DeShields ended up being a major contributor for the Sky for the game. She converted 8 out of 17 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. DeShields had 22 points in her 35:56 minutes of playing time and tallied 3 assists for this game. An additional player that was important for Chicago was Courtney Vandersloot. She wrapped the game up with 16 assists in 34:56 minutes played, and she put in 5 of 15 from the field. Vandersloot wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field while also notching 14 points and 5 total rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 2-1 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Sky are hitting on 39.3% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the league. Chicago has earned 240 pts this year (80.0 per contest) and they pull down 39.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 20.3 times per game (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 16.7 times per contest. The Sky are committing 18.7 fouls per game and they shoot 81.9% from the charity stripe. The Sky on defense are ranked 2nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 75.3. They are able to force 18.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.8% from the floor (1st in the league). The Chicago defense gives up 31.5% on three-point shots (23 of 73) and opponents are converting on 66.0% of their foul shots. They relinquish 17.0 dimes and 39.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 3rd and 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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